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Environmental offsets : new mechanisms for managing natural resources

Maguire, Rowena (2008) Environmental offsets : new mechanisms for managing natural resources. Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter, 13(61), p. 160.

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Abstract

The Queensland Government through the Department of Natural Resources and Water and the Environmental Protection Agency recently released an Environmental Offsets Discussion Paper. This paper seeks to find common principles that can form the guidelines for using environmental offsets in Queensland. An offset is a positive gain of an environmental value. Environmental offset policy is an attempt to compensate for negative environmental impacts occurring as the result of a development. For example a party can undertake an activity that reduces an ecosystem service if it also undertakes a separate activity which increases the ecosystem service by at least the same amount.

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ID Code: 20439
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Environmental Offset Policy, Queensland Government, Vegetation Offsets, Koala habitat offsets, marine habitat offsets
ISSN: 1323-7349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Management (050205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Rowena Maguire and Queensland Environmental Law Association
Deposited On: 13 May 2009 13:19
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:38

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